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Pixel-flogging student makes a million

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Posted January 12, 2006 by admin in Internet

Well I’m in the wrong business!

Alex Tew had an idea to help fund his university education (don’t think thats cost’s ?600,000 these days, does it?). The idea was to flog 1 million pixels of his homepage as advertising space?for $1 per pixel, and a phenominem was born that created a valid advertising platform.?The idea was so "out there" that interest in the site became huge.

So big was the success of the site that Tew decided to flog the last remaining 1,000 pixels on eBay. And, when the auction closed yesterday evening, the bidding for the last available space on this giant pixel billboard stood at $38,100 – around ?21,600.

It means Tew’s site has succeeded in generating just over a million dollars – or almost ?600,000 – since its launch in September.

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